New food bank to bring hope to Boscombe’s most deprived residents

Bournemouth Echo: ‘SHOCKING’ The Rev Sue Gowling and children at St George’s Church in Boscombe ‘SHOCKING’ The Rev Sue Gowling and children at St George’s Church in Boscombe

THE launch of a new food bank will bring hope to Boscombe’s most deprived residents, organisers say.

The facility will open at St George’s Methodist Church in Haviland Road on February 4.

And many from the area have already volunteered to help staff the food bank, which will initially open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Rev Sue Gowling said it is ‘shocking’ that the nearest food bank for Boscombe locals is based in Charminster.

“If people are struggling to afford food, it’s easy to assume they’re going to struggle to pay the bus fare too,” she said.

“The Charminster food bank does a fantastic job, and we will be working as a satellite distribution point for them.

“An operation like this is desperately needed in Boscombe, and we’re delighted to be able to get going.”

The idea has taken nine months to come to life after it was suggested in a Boscombe For-um meeting.

But for Councillor Chris Wakefield the project has been on the cards for even longer.

“It has been an aspiration of mine for some time, and I began to talk to people about it two years ago,” he said.

“At that time, we were unable to locate a possible site for the food bank, but when St George’s Church stepped in, we were able to start moving forward.

“Currently, people are making the trek to Charminster, so I think it’s going to make a huge difference for those in need.”

The councillor has himself been forced to turn to food banks in the past.

“They say you’re only two pay checks away from needing to use one, and I know better than most that anyone can need some help,” he said.

The Rev Gowling added: “We want to ensure that anyone who comes to us needing support will be given privacy and dignity.”

For more information, or to volunteer, call the church on 01202 391220. Donations of tinned or dried food will be gratefully welcomed at the church.

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7:09am Wed 29 Jan 14

arthur1948 says...

Shame on this no caring Government...it thinks only of money..
Shame on this no caring Government...it thinks only of money.. arthur1948

7:42am Wed 29 Jan 14

Chris the plumber says...

So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ????
Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food.
No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.
So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that. Chris the plumber

7:50am Wed 29 Jan 14

whataboutthat says...

Chris the plumber wrote:
So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ????
Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food.
No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.
Congrats on being the first to mention drugs fags and booze - three points. You lost a point for not mentioning big TV set. Right then any other self righteous types out there who can live commfortably on £71 a week?
[quote][p][bold]Chris the plumber[/bold] wrote: So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.[/p][/quote]Congrats on being the first to mention drugs fags and booze - three points. You lost a point for not mentioning big TV set. Right then any other self righteous types out there who can live commfortably on £71 a week? whataboutthat

7:50am Wed 29 Jan 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

But for Councillor Chris Wakefield the project has been on the cards for even longer.

“It has been an aspiration of mine for some time, and I began to talk to people about it two years ago,” he said

You don't need to be a political detective to work this one out ? Of course, it's the 2015 local elections and a certain Boscombe West councillor is looking vulnerable.I expect he hasn't spoken to Mr Tobias Ellwood,MP, Bournemouth East that he has a foodbank in his ward and this is what the cuts to both those on low working income and benefits has produced.

I have started to notice that some Tory councillors are distaancing themselves from the cuts as the election draws closer.Well, you are all rank and file members of the Conservative party and you have had plenty of time to object but of course you haven't.
But for Councillor Chris Wakefield the project has been on the cards for even longer. “It has been an aspiration of mine for some time, and I began to talk to people about it two years ago,” he said You don't need to be a political detective to work this one out ? Of course, it's the 2015 local elections and a certain Boscombe West councillor is looking vulnerable.I expect he hasn't spoken to Mr Tobias Ellwood,MP, Bournemouth East that he has a foodbank in his ward and this is what the cuts to both those on low working income and benefits has produced. I have started to notice that some Tory councillors are distaancing themselves from the cuts as the election draws closer.Well, you are all rank and file members of the Conservative party and you have had plenty of time to object but of course you haven't. politicaltrainspotter

7:53am Wed 29 Jan 14

Derf says...

Another piece by the American exchange journalist?

(It's spelt 'cheques')
Another piece by the American exchange journalist? (It's spelt 'cheques') Derf

8:10am Wed 29 Jan 14

whataboutthat says...

Derf wrote:
Another piece by the American exchange journalist?

(It's spelt 'cheques')
Nah - US speilling is the default setting in Microsoft Word. Lots of folk don't kniw how to change defaults - including meeja graduates in journalism.
[quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: Another piece by the American exchange journalist? (It's spelt 'cheques')[/p][/quote]Nah - US speilling is the default setting in Microsoft Word. Lots of folk don't kniw how to change defaults - including meeja graduates in journalism. whataboutthat

8:17am Wed 29 Jan 14

bluto999 says...

Chris the plumber wrote:
So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ????
Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food.
No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.
Often when there's a change in your circumstances, the benefits system can take 2 months to catch up. That's where the food bank comes in.
Many of the organisations that run food banks also do budget coaching.
You could contact Rev. Gowling and offer your support in helping with a budget coaching course to go with this new food bank.
[quote][p][bold]Chris the plumber[/bold] wrote: So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.[/p][/quote]Often when there's a change in your circumstances, the benefits system can take 2 months to catch up. That's where the food bank comes in. Many of the organisations that run food banks also do budget coaching. You could contact Rev. Gowling and offer your support in helping with a budget coaching course to go with this new food bank. bluto999

8:26am Wed 29 Jan 14

High Treason says...

whataboutthat wrote:
Chris the plumber wrote:
So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ????
Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food.
No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.
Congrats on being the first to mention drugs fags and booze - three points. You lost a point for not mentioning big TV set. Right then any other self righteous types out there who can live commfortably on £71 a week?
Hey ho here we go. It has nothing to do with living comfortably, loads of people on a basic wage do not live in comfort but they get their priorities right. Old age pensioners often struggle but manage without a food bank. Yes there are those who need support but many are using it because it is free.
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris the plumber[/bold] wrote: So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.[/p][/quote]Congrats on being the first to mention drugs fags and booze - three points. You lost a point for not mentioning big TV set. Right then any other self righteous types out there who can live commfortably on £71 a week?[/p][/quote]Hey ho here we go. It has nothing to do with living comfortably, loads of people on a basic wage do not live in comfort but they get their priorities right. Old age pensioners often struggle but manage without a food bank. Yes there are those who need support but many are using it because it is free. High Treason

8:31am Wed 29 Jan 14

Chris the plumber says...

whataboutthat wrote:
Chris the plumber wrote:
So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ????
Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food.
No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.
Congrats on being the first to mention drugs fags and booze - three points. You lost a point for not mentioning big TV set. Right then any other self righteous types out there who can live commfortably on £71 a week?
I did not mentions that anyone could live the good life on £71 a week... The benefits system is a safety net with the hope of saving the claiment from hunger and starvation not to supply a new ford focus and a 200 fags a week.
That was a very silly comment from what about that.. as for some lessons in budgeting.... give a starving man a fish and he will eat for a day give him a net and he will feed himself forever !!!!
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris the plumber[/bold] wrote: So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.[/p][/quote]Congrats on being the first to mention drugs fags and booze - three points. You lost a point for not mentioning big TV set. Right then any other self righteous types out there who can live commfortably on £71 a week?[/p][/quote]I did not mentions that anyone could live the good life on £71 a week... The benefits system is a safety net with the hope of saving the claiment from hunger and starvation not to supply a new ford focus and a 200 fags a week. That was a very silly comment from what about that.. as for some lessons in budgeting.... give a starving man a fish and he will eat for a day give him a net and he will feed himself forever !!!! Chris the plumber

8:43am Wed 29 Jan 14

justme20092009 says...

why do people just assume is only lazy people ith no jobs that struggle
why do people just assume is only lazy people ith no jobs that struggle justme20092009

8:44am Wed 29 Jan 14

djd says...

Chris the plumber wrote:
whataboutthat wrote:
Chris the plumber wrote:
So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ????
Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food.
No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.
Congrats on being the first to mention drugs fags and booze - three points. You lost a point for not mentioning big TV set. Right then any other self righteous types out there who can live commfortably on £71 a week?
I did not mentions that anyone could live the good life on £71 a week... The benefits system is a safety net with the hope of saving the claiment from hunger and starvation not to supply a new ford focus and a 200 fags a week.
That was a very silly comment from what about that.. as for some lessons in budgeting.... give a starving man a fish and he will eat for a day give him a net and he will feed himself forever !!!!
I think the food bank in trying to give out the fish. As for the nets hopefully they will come. But should people starve whilst waiting for the nets to arrive?
[quote][p][bold]Chris the plumber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris the plumber[/bold] wrote: So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.[/p][/quote]Congrats on being the first to mention drugs fags and booze - three points. You lost a point for not mentioning big TV set. Right then any other self righteous types out there who can live commfortably on £71 a week?[/p][/quote]I did not mentions that anyone could live the good life on £71 a week... The benefits system is a safety net with the hope of saving the claiment from hunger and starvation not to supply a new ford focus and a 200 fags a week. That was a very silly comment from what about that.. as for some lessons in budgeting.... give a starving man a fish and he will eat for a day give him a net and he will feed himself forever !!!![/p][/quote]I think the food bank in trying to give out the fish. As for the nets hopefully they will come. But should people starve whilst waiting for the nets to arrive? djd

9:03am Wed 29 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

A booze bank may be more appropriate in Boscombe.
A booze bank may be more appropriate in Boscombe. Hessenford

9:06am Wed 29 Jan 14

LCL says...

There is a need for these food banks especially in deprived areas. Granted a percentage of the people needing this facility need to be educated in budgeting their benefits but in the meantime they & their children shouldnt have to starve neither is it rev sues job to educate them in budgeting. This food bank will also offer these people someone to talk to. Not everybody chooses to rely on benefits or be in the position of having to use this facility.
There is a need for these food banks especially in deprived areas. Granted a percentage of the people needing this facility need to be educated in budgeting their benefits but in the meantime they & their children shouldnt have to starve neither is it rev sues job to educate them in budgeting. This food bank will also offer these people someone to talk to. Not everybody chooses to rely on benefits or be in the position of having to use this facility. LCL

9:27am Wed 29 Jan 14

yasinac says...

St George's is a fantastic church. It has a cafe run by volunteers offering hot meals for a small cost. It runs youth groups, toddler groups and is aspiring to become a true centre of the community. The people that use the cafe get a hot meal, some company and the sort of caring that can't be bought.
Surely by providing the food bank within this centre of the community it can only be a good thing.
It only takes a lost job or a serious health issue to rock the financial boat and we could all be 'in need'.
St George's is a fantastic church. It has a cafe run by volunteers offering hot meals for a small cost. It runs youth groups, toddler groups and is aspiring to become a true centre of the community. The people that use the cafe get a hot meal, some company and the sort of caring that can't be bought. Surely by providing the food bank within this centre of the community it can only be a good thing. It only takes a lost job or a serious health issue to rock the financial boat and we could all be 'in need'. yasinac

9:41am Wed 29 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

Help the greedy again.Chris is right.
Help the greedy again.Chris is right. pete woodley

9:56am Wed 29 Jan 14

Kevin_123 says...

I feel it the rental prices weren't so expensive many people in this area would be able to afford food! Reduce the rental prices and let people live!
I feel it the rental prices weren't so expensive many people in this area would be able to afford food! Reduce the rental prices and let people live! Kevin_123

10:25am Wed 29 Jan 14

scrumpyjack says...

yasinac wrote:
St George's is a fantastic church. It has a cafe run by volunteers offering hot meals for a small cost. It runs youth groups, toddler groups and is aspiring to become a true centre of the community. The people that use the cafe get a hot meal, some company and the sort of caring that can't be bought.
Surely by providing the food bank within this centre of the community it can only be a good thing.
It only takes a lost job or a serious health issue to rock the financial boat and we could all be 'in need'.
And I see it is the usual sectors of society and thr same people who time and time again organise this for the benefit of all groups but I also note that the usually loud sectors of the 'community' continue never to feel the need to try and help others outside of their social set..
[quote][p][bold]yasinac[/bold] wrote: St George's is a fantastic church. It has a cafe run by volunteers offering hot meals for a small cost. It runs youth groups, toddler groups and is aspiring to become a true centre of the community. The people that use the cafe get a hot meal, some company and the sort of caring that can't be bought. Surely by providing the food bank within this centre of the community it can only be a good thing. It only takes a lost job or a serious health issue to rock the financial boat and we could all be 'in need'.[/p][/quote]And I see it is the usual sectors of society and thr same people who time and time again organise this for the benefit of all groups but I also note that the usually loud sectors of the 'community' continue never to feel the need to try and help others outside of their social set.. scrumpyjack

11:02am Wed 29 Jan 14

ranger_bob says...

Chris the plumber wrote:
So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ????
Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food.
No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.
Just for the record, not everybody on JSA gets Housing Benefit.

Due to a change in circumstances I'm currently seeking a new job. I do get JSA but not housing benefit. We are fortunate that my wife works. We are trimming our budget accordingly. We neither smoke and have cut out luxuries.

Please think before making sweeping generalisations about people on benefits. I'm sure you wouldn't want others making sweeping comments about cowboy plumbers and their dodgy "bodge it and scarper" work would you?
[quote][p][bold]Chris the plumber[/bold] wrote: So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.[/p][/quote]Just for the record, not everybody on JSA gets Housing Benefit. Due to a change in circumstances I'm currently seeking a new job. I do get JSA but not housing benefit. We are fortunate that my wife works. We are trimming our budget accordingly. We neither smoke and have cut out luxuries. Please think before making sweeping generalisations about people on benefits. I'm sure you wouldn't want others making sweeping comments about cowboy plumbers and their dodgy "bodge it and scarper" work would you? ranger_bob

11:16am Wed 29 Jan 14

Bournemouth100 says...

To those making negative comments about those on benefits and needing food banks I hope you won't need to use a food bank in your lifetime.

Well done St Georges for taking this on to help those in need.
To those making negative comments about those on benefits and needing food banks I hope you won't need to use a food bank in your lifetime. Well done St Georges for taking this on to help those in need. Bournemouth100

11:28am Wed 29 Jan 14

Kevin_123 says...

The cost of living is ridiculously high and many people who work full-time cannot afford to live it is not about being on benefits. To be honest work or be on benefits makes no differences at all - we are all struggling I work full-time and do some crazy shifts sometimes 12 hours through the night and I can only just pay the rent & bills I cannot afford to live I cannot afford to go out for a pint! How can we live like this?
The cost of living is ridiculously high and many people who work full-time cannot afford to live it is not about being on benefits. To be honest work or be on benefits makes no differences at all - we are all struggling I work full-time and do some crazy shifts sometimes 12 hours through the night and I can only just pay the rent & bills I cannot afford to live I cannot afford to go out for a pint! How can we live like this? Kevin_123

12:19pm Wed 29 Jan 14

djd says...

politicaltrainspotte
r
wrote:
But for Councillor Chris Wakefield the project has been on the cards for even longer.

“It has been an aspiration of mine for some time, and I began to talk to people about it two years ago,” he said

You don't need to be a political detective to work this one out ? Of course, it's the 2015 local elections and a certain Boscombe West councillor is looking vulnerable.I expect he hasn't spoken to Mr Tobias Ellwood,MP, Bournemouth East that he has a foodbank in his ward and this is what the cuts to both those on low working income and benefits has produced.

I have started to notice that some Tory councillors are distaancing themselves from the cuts as the election draws closer.Well, you are all rank and file members of the Conservative party and you have had plenty of time to object but of course you haven't.
If you had been at the Boscombe Forum meeting a few weeks ago you could have made your views known personally to all the Ward Councillors and the MP, Tobias Ellwood who were there when Rev Sue spoke about the Foodbank. They all knew about it because they bothered to go to the meeting, did you ?
[quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: But for Councillor Chris Wakefield the project has been on the cards for even longer. “It has been an aspiration of mine for some time, and I began to talk to people about it two years ago,” he said You don't need to be a political detective to work this one out ? Of course, it's the 2015 local elections and a certain Boscombe West councillor is looking vulnerable.I expect he hasn't spoken to Mr Tobias Ellwood,MP, Bournemouth East that he has a foodbank in his ward and this is what the cuts to both those on low working income and benefits has produced. I have started to notice that some Tory councillors are distaancing themselves from the cuts as the election draws closer.Well, you are all rank and file members of the Conservative party and you have had plenty of time to object but of course you haven't.[/p][/quote]If you had been at the Boscombe Forum meeting a few weeks ago you could have made your views known personally to all the Ward Councillors and the MP, Tobias Ellwood who were there when Rev Sue spoke about the Foodbank. They all knew about it because they bothered to go to the meeting, did you ? djd

12:26pm Wed 29 Jan 14

upsy daisy says...

i'm so glad a food bank is opening in boscombe i live in southbourne my family of six have had food stamps but find it hard to get to charminster and i dont smoke or drink we have been struggling waiting for our benefits to get sorted as my partners summer job finished job seekers didnt pay us for 2 months.
i'm so glad a food bank is opening in boscombe i live in southbourne my family of six have had food stamps but find it hard to get to charminster and i dont smoke or drink we have been struggling waiting for our benefits to get sorted as my partners summer job finished job seekers didnt pay us for 2 months. upsy daisy

1:26pm Wed 29 Jan 14

UrbanCrab says...

As far as I am aware Cllr Wakefield has had nothing to do with bringing this project to fruition. It has been the Rev Growling and John Browne of Boscombe Forum who have made this happen . This is typical of Cllr Wakefield who is well known for claiming credit for the work of others. If pressed on this he will say he was misquoted.

Well done to the real people who made this happen, it's needed in Boscombe.
As far as I am aware Cllr Wakefield has had nothing to do with bringing this project to fruition. It has been the Rev Growling and John Browne of Boscombe Forum who have made this happen . This is typical of Cllr Wakefield who is well known for claiming credit for the work of others. If pressed on this he will say he was misquoted. Well done to the real people who made this happen, it's needed in Boscombe. UrbanCrab

3:48pm Wed 29 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

How can people on benefit also afford mobile/smart phones and laptops?! Cigarettes are £7 or more for 20. When visiting the food banks they should be made to show receipts detailing what they have spent their JSA on - you only have to watch the programme currently on Channel 4 called Benefit Street - lazy, dirty layabouts!
How can people on benefit also afford mobile/smart phones and laptops?! Cigarettes are £7 or more for 20. When visiting the food banks they should be made to show receipts detailing what they have spent their JSA on - you only have to watch the programme currently on Channel 4 called Benefit Street - lazy, dirty layabouts! suzigirl

3:55pm Wed 29 Jan 14

spotthis says...

UrbanCrab wrote:
As far as I am aware Cllr Wakefield has had nothing to do with bringing this project to fruition. It has been the Rev Growling and John Browne of Boscombe Forum who have made this happen . This is typical of Cllr Wakefield who is well known for claiming credit for the work of others. If pressed on this he will say he was misquoted.

Well done to the real people who made this happen, it's needed in Boscombe.
Cllr. Wakefield has a cheek trying to put it out as his idea. If he had any interest in it, why didn't he mention this before at one of the previous Forum meetings? Once again his face is put in the Echo for something that had nothing to do with him at all.
If Wakefield did want to get this off the ground, he FAILED to didn't he but others succeeded, so it just shows how useless he is at doing anything concrete. Wakefield even says he has been trying to do this for over 2 years, yet the Forum comes along and within months they get it sorted.
A couple of my neighbours on benefits (decent people, both made redundant) are struggling to make ends meet and with 2 children it must be hard. Like other people have said, its because they had to wait for 2 months before getting any help. This has meant they have used up their savings to pay their mortgage and bills.
Going back to Wakefield, I hope people will think how very little our Councillors have done to help our area and get rid of the lot of them at election time.
The Leader of the Council talk and talked and talked at the Forum meeting but basically had nothing to say that would make anyone living in Boscombe vote for him.
[quote][p][bold]UrbanCrab[/bold] wrote: As far as I am aware Cllr Wakefield has had nothing to do with bringing this project to fruition. It has been the Rev Growling and John Browne of Boscombe Forum who have made this happen . This is typical of Cllr Wakefield who is well known for claiming credit for the work of others. If pressed on this he will say he was misquoted. Well done to the real people who made this happen, it's needed in Boscombe.[/p][/quote]Cllr. Wakefield has a cheek trying to put it out as his idea. If he had any interest in it, why didn't he mention this before at one of the previous Forum meetings? Once again his face is put in the Echo for something that had nothing to do with him at all. If Wakefield did want to get this off the ground, he FAILED to didn't he but others succeeded, so it just shows how useless he is at doing anything concrete. Wakefield even says he has been trying to do this for over 2 years, yet the Forum comes along and within months they get it sorted. A couple of my neighbours on benefits (decent people, both made redundant) are struggling to make ends meet and with 2 children it must be hard. Like other people have said, its because they had to wait for 2 months before getting any help. This has meant they have used up their savings to pay their mortgage and bills. Going back to Wakefield, I hope people will think how very little our Councillors have done to help our area and get rid of the lot of them at election time. The Leader of the Council talk and talked and talked at the Forum meeting but basically had nothing to say that would make anyone living in Boscombe vote for him. spotthis

5:58pm Wed 29 Jan 14

simcal says...

Chris the plumber wrote:
So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.
Where do you get the 71 from? Some only get 64. Hope you get made redudant, get sacked or get ill and have to claim. You biggoted piece of cr@p
[quote][p][bold]Chris the plumber[/bold] wrote: So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.[/p][/quote]Where do you get the 71 from? Some only get 64. Hope you get made redudant, get sacked or get ill and have to claim. You biggoted piece of cr@p simcal

5:58pm Wed 29 Jan 14

simcal says...

Chris the plumber wrote:
So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.
Where do you get the 71 from? Some only get 64. Hope you get made redudant, get sacked or get ill and have to claim. You biggoted piece of cr@p
[quote][p][bold]Chris the plumber[/bold] wrote: So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.[/p][/quote]Where do you get the 71 from? Some only get 64. Hope you get made redudant, get sacked or get ill and have to claim. You biggoted piece of cr@p simcal

6:11pm Wed 29 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

simcal wrote:
Chris the plumber wrote:
So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.
Where do you get the 71 from? Some only get 64. Hope you get made redudant, get sacked or get ill and have to claim. You biggoted piece of cr@p
Mouthing off like that shows little intelligence,and never will win a debate.
[quote][p][bold]simcal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris the plumber[/bold] wrote: So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.[/p][/quote]Where do you get the 71 from? Some only get 64. Hope you get made redudant, get sacked or get ill and have to claim. You biggoted piece of cr@p[/p][/quote]Mouthing off like that shows little intelligence,and never will win a debate. pete woodley

7:07pm Wed 29 Jan 14

simcal says...

pete woodley wrote:
simcal wrote:
Chris the plumber wrote: So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.
Where do you get the 71 from? Some only get 64. Hope you get made redudant, get sacked or get ill and have to claim. You biggoted piece of cr@p
Mouthing off like that shows little intelligence,and never will win a debate.
You can't debate with a bigot!!!"
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]simcal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris the plumber[/bold] wrote: So these people who can`t afford food .. what do they do with their £71.40 a week not to mention the housing benefit ????? a packet of fags over a fiver and pint at over £3 I wonder where that £71 goes ???? Maybe the Rev Gowling would do better organising some accounting courses for these unfortunate people who put drugs fag and drink above food. No one in this country need to go hungry the welfare state ensures that.[/p][/quote]Where do you get the 71 from? Some only get 64. Hope you get made redudant, get sacked or get ill and have to claim. You biggoted piece of cr@p[/p][/quote]Mouthing off like that shows little intelligence,and never will win a debate.[/p][/quote]You can't debate with a bigot!!!" simcal

11:45pm Wed 29 Jan 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

djd wrote:
politicaltrainspotte r wrote: But for Councillor Chris Wakefield the project has been on the cards for even longer. “It has been an aspiration of mine for some time, and I began to talk to people about it two years ago,” he said You don't need to be a political detective to work this one out ? Of course, it's the 2015 local elections and a certain Boscombe West councillor is looking vulnerable.I expect he hasn't spoken to Mr Tobias Ellwood,MP, Bournemouth East that he has a foodbank in his ward and this is what the cuts to both those on low working income and benefits has produced. I have started to notice that some Tory councillors are distaancing themselves from the cuts as the election draws closer.Well, you are all rank and file members of the Conservative party and you have had plenty of time to object but of course you haven't.
If you had been at the Boscombe Forum meeting a few weeks ago you could have made your views known personally to all the Ward Councillors and the MP, Tobias Ellwood who were there when Rev Sue spoke about the Foodbank. They all knew about it because they bothered to go to the meeting, did you ?
You are a bit short sighted.Forums do not represent the whole community.As for attending forums, i attend my own one.The Daily Echo provide a forum for people to comment where-ever they live and the reality is i probably know more about Boscombe West than you do.If i was to return,some old wounds would open because all you are doing is riding on the same carosel \with the old issues that were discussed years ago.

So i won't take lectures from you.And as for the food banks i know Debbie and have spoken to the Trussell Trust regarding the complexities.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: But for Councillor Chris Wakefield the project has been on the cards for even longer. “It has been an aspiration of mine for some time, and I began to talk to people about it two years ago,” he said You don't need to be a political detective to work this one out ? Of course, it's the 2015 local elections and a certain Boscombe West councillor is looking vulnerable.I expect he hasn't spoken to Mr Tobias Ellwood,MP, Bournemouth East that he has a foodbank in his ward and this is what the cuts to both those on low working income and benefits has produced. I have started to notice that some Tory councillors are distaancing themselves from the cuts as the election draws closer.Well, you are all rank and file members of the Conservative party and you have had plenty of time to object but of course you haven't.[/p][/quote]If you had been at the Boscombe Forum meeting a few weeks ago you could have made your views known personally to all the Ward Councillors and the MP, Tobias Ellwood who were there when Rev Sue spoke about the Foodbank. They all knew about it because they bothered to go to the meeting, did you ?[/p][/quote]You are a bit short sighted.Forums do not represent the whole community.As for attending forums, i attend my own one.The Daily Echo provide a forum for people to comment where-ever they live and the reality is i probably know more about Boscombe West than you do.If i was to return,some old wounds would open because all you are doing is riding on the same carosel \with the old issues that were discussed years ago. So i won't take lectures from you.And as for the food banks i know Debbie and have spoken to the Trussell Trust regarding the complexities. politicaltrainspotter

12:09am Thu 30 Jan 14

Yankee1 says...

Edwina Currie disapproves. She has a 'Major' problem with them.

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Edwina Currie disapproves. She has a 'Major' problem with them. http://www.huffingto npost.co.uk/2014/01/ 28/edwina-currie-foo d-banks-_n_4680965.h tml?utm_hp_ref=uk Yankee1

3:50pm Thu 30 Jan 14

djd says...

politicaltrainspotte
r
wrote:
djd wrote:
politicaltrainspotte r wrote: But for Councillor Chris Wakefield the project has been on the cards for even longer. “It has been an aspiration of mine for some time, and I began to talk to people about it two years ago,” he said You don't need to be a political detective to work this one out ? Of course, it's the 2015 local elections and a certain Boscombe West councillor is looking vulnerable.I expect he hasn't spoken to Mr Tobias Ellwood,MP, Bournemouth East that he has a foodbank in his ward and this is what the cuts to both those on low working income and benefits has produced. I have started to notice that some Tory councillors are distaancing themselves from the cuts as the election draws closer.Well, you are all rank and file members of the Conservative party and you have had plenty of time to object but of course you haven't.
If you had been at the Boscombe Forum meeting a few weeks ago you could have made your views known personally to all the Ward Councillors and the MP, Tobias Ellwood who were there when Rev Sue spoke about the Foodbank. They all knew about it because they bothered to go to the meeting, did you ?
You are a bit short sighted.Forums do not represent the whole community.As for attending forums, i attend my own one.The Daily Echo provide a forum for people to comment where-ever they live and the reality is i probably know more about Boscombe West than you do.If i was to return,some old wounds would open because all you are doing is riding on the same carosel \with the old issues that were discussed years ago.

So i won't take lectures from you.And as for the food banks i know Debbie and have spoken to the Trussell Trust regarding the complexities.
Oh, so sorry, I thought this was a debating forum. Never assume, I probably know a lot more about Boscombe than you do or ever will.
Why not go along to the food bank and volunteer ?
But you're probably to busy spotting political trains.
Bye !!
[quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: But for Councillor Chris Wakefield the project has been on the cards for even longer. “It has been an aspiration of mine for some time, and I began to talk to people about it two years ago,” he said You don't need to be a political detective to work this one out ? Of course, it's the 2015 local elections and a certain Boscombe West councillor is looking vulnerable.I expect he hasn't spoken to Mr Tobias Ellwood,MP, Bournemouth East that he has a foodbank in his ward and this is what the cuts to both those on low working income and benefits has produced. I have started to notice that some Tory councillors are distaancing themselves from the cuts as the election draws closer.Well, you are all rank and file members of the Conservative party and you have had plenty of time to object but of course you haven't.[/p][/quote]If you had been at the Boscombe Forum meeting a few weeks ago you could have made your views known personally to all the Ward Councillors and the MP, Tobias Ellwood who were there when Rev Sue spoke about the Foodbank. They all knew about it because they bothered to go to the meeting, did you ?[/p][/quote]You are a bit short sighted.Forums do not represent the whole community.As for attending forums, i attend my own one.The Daily Echo provide a forum for people to comment where-ever they live and the reality is i probably know more about Boscombe West than you do.If i was to return,some old wounds would open because all you are doing is riding on the same carosel \with the old issues that were discussed years ago. So i won't take lectures from you.And as for the food banks i know Debbie and have spoken to the Trussell Trust regarding the complexities.[/p][/quote]Oh, so sorry, I thought this was a debating forum. Never assume, I probably know a lot more about Boscombe than you do or ever will. Why not go along to the food bank and volunteer ? But you're probably to busy spotting political trains. Bye !! djd

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